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General Alabandite Information


Chemical Formula: MnS
Composition: Molecular Weight = 87.00 gm
Manganese 63.14 % Mn
Sulfur 36.86 % S
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100.00 %
Empirical Formula: Mn2+S
Environment: Epithermal sulfide vein deposits.
IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1842
Locality: Turkey, Aydin, Alabanda Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Name Origin: Named after its locality Alabanda, Turkey.
Name Pronunciation: Alabandite + Pronunciation
Synonym: ICSD 41331
Manganblende
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Alabandite Image
Images:
Alabandite
Comments: Dark gray stalactitic alabandite.
Location: Broken Hill Proprietary Mine, Broken Hill, New
South Wales, Australia. Scale: See Photo.
Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral
Species

Images:
Alabandite Daubreelite
Comments: Daubreelite (D), bright metallic white, with
alabandite (A) (dull yellow) as inclusions in a polished
section of an achondrite meteorite.
Location: Norton County, Kansas. Scale: See Photo.

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Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral


Species

Alabandite Crystallography
Cell Dimensions: a = 5.214, Z = 4; V = 141.75 Den(Calc)= 4.08
Crystal System: Isometric - HexoctahedralH-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: F
m3m
X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.612(1), 1.847(0.5), 1.509(0.2),
Crystal Structure:
Mouse
drag1 - LMB Manipulate Structure McCammon C A , Physics and Chemistry of Minerals , 17 (1991) p.636-641, Static
drag2 - RMB Resize/Rotate
Keyboard compression of alpha-MnS at 298 K to 21 GPa, Sample: P = O GPa
S - Stereo Pair on/off
H - Help Screen
I - Data Info Large Pop-Up
A - Atoms On/Off
P - Polyhedra On/Off
B - Bonds On/Off View Additional jPOWD Structure files for Alabandite
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Physical Properties of Alabandite


Cleavage: {100} Perfect, {010} Perfect, {001} Perfect
Color: Black, Lead gray, Brownish gray.
Density: 3.95 - 4.04, Average = 3.99
Diaphaneity: Opaque
Fracture: Uneven - Flat surfaces (not cleavage) fractured in an uneven pattern.
Habit: Disseminated - Occurs in small, distinct particles dispersed in matrix.
Habit: Granular - Generally occurs as anhedral to subhedral crystals in matrix.
Habit: Massive - Granular - Common texture observed in granite and other
igneous rock.
Hardness: 3.5-4 - Copper Penny-Fluorite
Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Luster: Sub Metallic
Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
Streak: dark green

Optical Properties of Alabandite


Optical Data: Isotropic, n=2.7.
RL Color: Gray white.
Reflectivity Standardized Intensity (100%)
Reflection Spectra of Alabandite in Air
R R()
400 nm 30.90
420 nm 28.80
440 nm 26.70
460 nm 25.40
480 nm 24.50
500 nm 23.80
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520 nm 23.20
540 nm 22.80
560 nm 22.40
580 nm 22.00
600 nm 21.80
620 nm 21.60
640 nm 21.50
660 nm 21.30
680 nm 21.20
700 nm 21.10
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Alabandite in Air
Relative
0% 40% 80% 100% 120% 160% 200% 240% 280% 320% 360% 390%
Intensity
R

Calculated Properties of Alabandite


Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.85 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Alabandite =4.08 gm/cc.
Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0027641817
Boson Index = 0.9972358183
Photoelectric: PEAlabandite = 18.54 barns/electron
U=PEAlabandite x rElectron Density= 71.30 barns/cc.
Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Alabandite is Not Radioactive

Alabandite Classification
Dana Class: 02.08.01.04 (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
(02.08)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=1:1
(02.08.01)Galena Group (Isometric: Fm3m)
02.08.01.01 Galena PbS F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.08.01.02 Clausthalite PbSe F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.08.01.03 Altaite PbTe F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.08.01.04 Alabandite MnS F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.08.01.05 Oldhamite (Ca,Mg,Fe)S F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.08.01.06 Niningerite (Mg,Fe,Mn)S F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.08.01.07 Borovskite Pd3SbTe4 F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.08.01.08 Crerarite (Pt,Pb)Bi3(S,Se)4-x(x~0.7) F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.08.01.09 Keilite! (Fe,Mn,Mg,Ca,Cr)S F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
Strunz Class: 02.CD.10 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides,
tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
02.C - Metal Sulfides, M:S = 1:1 (and similar)
02.CD -With Sn, Pb, Hg, etc.
02.CD.10 Alabandite MnS F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.CD.10 Altaite PbTe F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.CD.10 Galena PbS F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.CD.10 Clausthalite PbSe F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.CD.10 Niningerite (Mg,Fe,Mn)S F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.CD.10 Oldhamite (Ca,Mg,Fe)S F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.CD.10 Keilite! (Fe,Mn,Mg,Ca,Cr)S F m3m 4/m 3 2/m

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Other Alabandite Information


References: NAME( Duda&Rejl90) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
See Also: Links to other databases for Alabandite :
1 - Alkali-Nuts(English)
2 - Alkali-Nuts(Francais)
3 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
4 - Athena
5 - EUROmin Project
6 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
7 - GeoScienceWorld
8 - Google Images
9 - Google Scholar
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
11 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
12 - HyperPhysics
13 - MinDAT
14 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
15 - Online Mineral Museum
16 - QUT Mineral Atlas
17 - Ruff.Info
18 - WWW-MINCRYST

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MnS
Dana No: 02.08.01.04 Strunz No: 02.CD.10
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